Fr. Rick’s Two Minute Wednesday 22nd Week in Ordinary Time 08-31 -2022
Wednesday 22nd Week in Ordinary Time 2022
Luke 4:38-44 https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/083122.cfm
"How sweet it is," (as Jackie Gleason would say in the TV show, The Honeymooners) to go to a friend’s house, put your feet, maybe take a nap, or just relax. That may have been something Jesus wanted to do when he went to Simon Peter’s house. But first, he had something more important than relaxing.
He knew Peter’s mother-in-law was sick in bed with a fever, and he sought her out. Jesus is Lord and has authority over all illnesses and death. He is drawn to all that ales us like two magnets are drawn together. It’s like He can’t help it.
Think of the teacher who knows a student is struggling. The wise teacher doesn’t just pile on more work or give the student extra time after class. The wise teacher knows there is a problem in the student’s life. A little chat, a ton of care, and concern over the student’s heart will reveal what is hurting.
Jesus knows how pain and worry can distract us. Like a person lying in bed with the door locked. You knock on the door and say, "Do you need anything?" And all you here in a grumbling, a tired voice inside say, "Leave me alone."
Well, Jesus won’t leave us alone because of his compassion. He suffers with us. He enters our home, stands over us, and rebukes the fever in us. Listen to Him address that fever and rebuke it.
Even if we don’t know what is keeping us in our bed of pain, Jesus does. He has the authority to heal our illnesses, and he can even heal a broken heart. Keep repeating all day, "Jesus, I trust in you." And hear him say, "I got this."
IGNITE THE FIRE!
Fr. Rick Pilger, I.C.
Blessed Sacrament Church
11565 66th Ave. N.
Seminole, FL 33772